We work with the world’s largest international carriers and are able to offer competitive freight rates combined with dependable sailing schedules from and to most major ports. Our Customs department will help move your sea freight shipment to its destination in one seamless process.
FCL = Full Container Load
FCL is the abbreviation for a “Full Container Load” used in the International shipping Industry for Exporting and Importing sea freight cargo. This term is commonly used to describe an international sea freight service that is designed for ocean freight shipments of cargo where an exporter or importer has exclusive use of a dedicated sea freight container (normally a 20ft or 40ft container). Sea freight containers are usually loaded and sealed at origin and then shipped by a combination of sea, rail and/or road to the final destination.
LCL = Less than Container Load
When you don’t have enough cargo (or perhaps you have too much cargo) for a full container (FCL), you need our LCL (less than container load) service.
This is a sea freight service which groups a number of customers’ shipments together into a container load and gets your shipment moving without delay. GBS offer LCL departures from and to major ports across the world.
Central to GBS air cargo operations is our capability to move single or complex shipments by air at any time, to and from most parts of the world. A flexible approach enables GBS to offer a variety of Import and Export Air Freight Shipping and Forwarding services, including scheduled, deferred, and full or part charter.
Fully supported by a team, highly experienced in Customs regulations and a global network familiar in all aspects of organising air transportation, GBS are pleased to be your preferred forwarder for airfreight.
GBS also specialise in the expediting of time critical express shipments with vehicles available 24/7 for UK and European collections/deliveries.
Next day – every business day, Dublin, Belfast and Paris to name but a few.
GBS have been operating road services to and from Europe for over 25 years. In fact, some of our scheduled groupage services can offer a real viable alternative to air freight.
GBS provides a comprehensive customs clearance service for import shipments arriving at all UK ports and airports.
Our strength in understanding UK import regulations enables us to offer advice to importers on all customs related matters, for example EORI, duty rates, preferences, licensing, quota requirements, transhipment, port health, carnet’s and IPR/OPR.
Links to the UK’s major airport, ports and terminals and using the latest technology for electronic direct to customs, enables GBS to provide fast customs clearance of shipments arriving at all ports and airports nationwide.
Our customs entry service is complemented by our national delivery and international shipping services
Full yearly subscription to HMRC integrated tariff of the UK
Friendly support and assistance in identify cargo commodity codes
Extensive knowledge of import entry procedures
Direct computer links to HMRC at the following locations